Back to It!

Date: 6th Nov 2016 @ 8:08am

Welcome back to what is going to be a long, but very productive half term.  The children have settled back well into lessons and are already showing signs of real progress.

This week Year 3 sat a reading benchmark test with Mrs O'Sullivan and almost all had gone up to the next book band.  This is great news and is a sign that all the hard work you do with the children at home, makes a real difference.  Thank you.

In English we are working on making sure that the children know all their High Frequency Words.  Just as with reading practice, this is very important as it helps the children access all of their learning across the curriculum and in daily life too.  In writing, we have been describing places we know well in a spooky manner, just like in the BFG when Sophie looks out of her window to spot the giant for the first time.  There were some lovely ideas and the children are developing their descriptive skills nicely, using different sentence types to make their writing more interesting.

In Maths we have been looking at number bonds to 20 and 100 and subtracting three digit.  Again, the children have worked really hard at making progress and I have been pleased with their persistence this week.

In topic we have been learning about Roman forts and you should have had some details about the homework project that has been set.  This isn't due in until the week begininng 12th December, but feel free to make an early start.  The children are realy excited aout the project and I've already had lots of great ideas whispered into my ear!

In Geography we are studying the Lake District.  The children have been researching a famous place, person or topic related to the area and we are completing a map of the region to have in our classroom.  I know that this is an area familiar to some of you, so if you have any leaflets or photos, maps etc that we can use, this would be great.

Well done to all the 3s and 4s who started football club this week.  The weather wasn't particularly kind but the effort of al the children was superb.


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